28 Times Celebs Paid Tribute To The Roles That Made Them Famous

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1.Danielle Fishel recently recreated an iconic Topanga scene from Boy Meets World:

Side-by-side of Danielle Fishel as Topanga in "Boy Meets World"
TikTok/Disney / Via tiktok.com

2.Zac Efron just revisited East High (which is Salt Lake High School East IRL) from High School Musical...

...and so did Vanessa Hudgens (about a month earlier, though):

Vanessa Hudgens

Kaycee Stroh (who played Martha Cox) was ALSO spotted there recently, leading fans to really speculate that we're getting some kind of High School Musical reunion, but I guess we'll see. 👀

Vanessa Hudgens/Instagram / Via instagram.com

Here's an exterior from the original movie to show where they were standing:

Screen shot from "High School Musical"
Disney

3.Elaine Hendrix, who played Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap celebrated the 24th (!!!!) anniversary of the film with a TikTok homage to her character:

Text reads he's a 10 but
Elaine Hendrix / Via tiktok.com

4.Selena Gomez and Jennifer Stone recreated Alex and Harper's "Funky Junky Hat Song" from Wizards of Waverly Place:

Side by side of Selena and Jennifer doing the dance then and now
Selena Gomez / Via tiktok.com

5.Steve from Blues Clues promptly broke the internet and gave us nostalgia by recording a video that we ALL needed 25 years later:

Steve from blues clues then
Nickelodeon, Twitter / Via Twitter: @nickjr

6.Joe Jonas brought back his long locks from his Disney Channel days (with "S.O.S." playing in the background, no less!) and proved he can absolutely still rock them:

Joe Jonas with long hair in 2007
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7.Miley Cyrus penned THE sweetest letter in honor of 15 years of Hannah Montana:

8.Christa B. Allen, who played young Jenna Rink in 13 Going on 30, recreated this iconic look from the movie.

Christa Allen in 13 going on 30 outfit

Her entire TikTok is a treasure trove of throwbacks to the movie.

TikTok/Christa B. Allen / Via tiktok.com, Columbia Pictures

9.Hayley Kiyoko recreated her iconic "my shirt, my decision" moment from Lemonade Mouth and recited it word for word.

Hayley in her scene in Lemonade mouth
Disney Channel, TikTok / Via tiktok.com

10.Keke Palmer, who played True Jackson in True Jackson, VP, danced to the theme song and hinted at the reboot we all deserve:

Keke remaking the True Jackson VP intro
Keke Palmer/TikTok, Nickelodeon

11.Jodelle Ferland, who played Bree Tanner in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, rocked some red contacts and recreated her look from the movie:

Jodelle Ferland with red eyes

Jodelle is now a cosplayer and shares incredible videos on TikTok. That's why she happened to have some red contacts lying around!

Jodelle Furland/TikTok, Summit

12.Hilary Duff recreated that famous Disney Channel wand thing:

Hilary Duff doing the Disney Channel Wand Thing now
BuzzFeed, Disney Channel

13.Kyla Pratt, who voiced Penny Proud in The Proud Family, shared her daughter dressed as Penny for Halloween:

Kyla Pratt's daughter dressed as Penny Proud
Kyla Pratt/Instagram / Via instagram.com, Disney

14.Cassie Steele, who played Manny Santos on Degrassi, brought back this ~iconic~ look:

Cassie Steele
tiktok.com, WildBrain Distribution

15.Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert reenacted the iconic "four-way call" moment from Mean Girls...

The cast of "Mean Girls" recreating a scene
Katie Couric / Via youtube.com

...for reference, here's the original scene:

Screen shot from "Mean Girls"
Paramount Pictures

16.Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair recreated their Cruel Intentions kiss scene...

Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Columbia Pictures / MTV / Via Twitter: @MTVAwards

...but since it happened in 2020, they had a very COVID-safe piece of plexiglass dividing them:

Selma and Sarah kissing through plexiglass

17.Speaking of Sarah Michelle Gellar, she also loves to throw it back to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Here she is rocking a classic Buffy look from the show:

And here's a look back at the original:

Screen shot from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Everett Collection/WB

18.Debby Ryan recreated a lot of her classic characters' looks, but specifically gave a shoutout to that whole Radio Rebel meme:

Debby Ryan recreating her Radio Rebel look
Debby Ryan/TikTok, Disney Channel

19.Kim Rhodes, who played Zack and Cody's mom Carey Martin on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, makes hilarious TikToks about being a Disney Channel mom:

Kim Rhodes on TikTok talking about Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Kim Rhodes/TikTok, Disney Channel / Courtesy Everett Collection

20.Also, Brian Stepanek, who played Arwin on Suite Life, just joined TikTok and got back into character:

Brian Stepanek aka Arwin now on TikTok

Kim Rhodes also duetted with his post.

TikTok/Brian Stepanek, Disney Channel

21.Meanwhile, Adrian R'Mante (aka Esteban!) scared us all by throwing it back to THAT Suite Life ghost episode:

Estaban in the ghost episode of Suite Life
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22.Kyle Massey made a Cory in the House throwback TikTok about Cory finally leaving the house:

When cory finally leaves the house
Kyle Massey/TikTok, Disney Channel / Courtesy Everett Collection

23.Kimberly J. Brown revealed that she kept Marnie's outfit from Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge:

Kimberly J. Brown in her Marnie outfit
Kimberly J. Brown TikTok, Disney Channel

24.George Lopez shared a TikTok of him and the cast of George Lopez recreating the iconic opening credits:

George Lopez on TikTok
George Lopez/TikTok, ABC

25.Tom Felton reacted to this viral "Potter Challenge" on TikTok:

Tom Felton reacting to the Potter Challenge
Tom Felton/TikTok

26.Avan Jogia posts funny TikToks about his time on Victorious:

Avan Jogia's tiktok about victorious
Avan Jogia/TikTok

27.Aly & AJ re-created their iconic album artwork and sang along to "Potential Breakup Song" for their first TikTok:

Aly and AJ recreating their album art
Aly and AJ/TikTok, Hollywood Records

28.And finally, Melinda Clarke, who played Julie Cooper on The O.C., had a great time rewatching — and reacting to — an iconic Julie scene from the show:

Melinda Clarke's TikTok
Melinda Clarke / Via tiktok.com

Which other celebs from our childhoods are posting great throwback content these days? Let us know in the comments!